As you may or may not know, we left Branbury State Park in Vermont a few days ago where we’ve been campground volunteers since May.
We met and got to work with a great group of young people at the park and were able to visit often with Aaron (Carl’s son) and his girlfriend, Krystal, who live in Burlington.
We got to take many hikes and see the beautiful fall colors of New England.
We also visited Carl’s brother, John, and his wife, Jeanne, in Maine a couple of times.
Now that we’re finished workcamping for a while, we look forward to being able to explore our way down to Texas for the winter. We can just take our time without being on any time schedule. For now our plans are to stop over at Gettysburg and then visit our nation’s capital before it goes to hell in a handbasket on November 8th. After that, we’ll head over to Kentucky and Tennessee and plan to spend Thanksgiving with Pam’s daughter, Brianne, and her family in Arkansas. Then we’ll head to Texas and plan to stay there until after February.
Living as long as we did in Vermont we felt like we knew where to shop, eat and take shortcuts through the towns of Middlebury, Brandon and Burlington. The young people at the campground and the family that adopted Darcy were very friendly and made fond memories of the times we spent together.
The public library in Middlebury was also a great resource as we were able to use the facility for Internet service and DVD rentals.
As we say farewell to Vermont, we know that we will visit the New England area again in the future; but in leaving it behind, we get a strange feeling we’ll not only miss the people we met but we’ll miss the persons we were at that time and place because of the experiences we encountered and enjoyed. As the saying goes, “To everything there is a season…” and we will continue to enjoy this ride/journey together until the wheels fall off!!!
Thanks for your interest in our travels and peace, joy and love to you all!
Carl and Pam